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Monday, May 1st, 2017

Woodward Charitable Trust – Summer Playscheme Grants Programme

The Woodward Charitable Trust offers Summer Playscheme grants of between £500 and £1,000 to registered charities for the provision of summer playschemes for children between the ages of 5 and 16 years. The charity’s annual income should be under £100,000. Approximately 35 grants are awarded each year for playschemes that run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays.

Preference is given to:

  • small local playschemes;
  • schemes that provide a wide-ranging programme of activities;
  • schemes that involve a large number of children;
  • schemes catering for those from disadvantaged backgrounds or that have a disability;
  • schemes that are inclusive such as projects that work with children from a range of backgrounds, abilities and race; and
  • schemes where past users are encouraged to come back and help as volunteers.

Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs (including core cost and salaries). Grants can only be paid to registered charities. Organisations that are not a registered charity can still apply but need the agreement of a registered charity to accept the grant on their behalf.

The deadline for applications for the October meeting of trustees is 31st July 2017.

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